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. thatth the announcement "the washington post" has been sold to jeff bezos, we thought we would take this opportunity to look at changes in the newspaper industry and the potential future of the news industry in general. we have two guests joining us this week. we want to introduce you to alan mutter. insulting,spaper lecturer at the university of california-berkeley on media consultant, lecturer at the university of california-berkeley on media economics. also joining us from our new york studio is edmund lee, the media reporter for bloomberg news. mr. lee, if we could start with you. how big a deal is this sale? in secularig deal terms, at least. in terms of numbers and finance, $250 million is not a lot of money. compared to other media deals, it is pretty small. it is more the fact that it is "the washington post," the storied newspaper. and jeff bezos, on the other side of the country, who is a well-known internet billionaire. despite the fact that he tends to be press shy. it is the secular interest of the big names behind it. interest in this deal outside of washington and out
communicators." how did you get this gig? >> reviewing tech products? i was a washington reporter for about 20 years and i'm still based in washington but i do not cover washington anymore. in those years, before i did tech i covered national security, the state department, economicsce agencies, , organized labor, environment, deputy bureau chief of "wall street journal." i picked up technology, computers as a hobby. 1980 -- 1981 and in 1991, at my request, i decided that the paper allowed me to switch what i was doing. even though i physically remained here in washington, i began an entirely different gig reviewing these tech products, not just hardware but software, , anything consumer that was digital. and i've been doing that for 23 years. >> if you give something a bad review, it doesn't affect sales of that product? does, but i do not think it always does. it has been written not by me but by others that if i give a good review of it will boost sales of the product. the best comparison is to a movie reviewer. the best movie reviewers will give sterling reviews to some movies that have a
series, first ladies, influence and image. next week, martha washington to angelica van buren. >> c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> senator mark pryor is joining us this week on "the communicators." your full committee recently approved tom wheeler to the sec. senator cruz,, has talked about putting a hold on that nomination. any word on that right now? >> we are working on that. the may 1 say, thank you for having me on. people in arkansas to watch c- span lot, i want to thank c-span for what they do. back to the tom wheeler nomination, basically there is sentiment within the senate that we ought to repair this with the republican nominee. have acans would like to republican to go alongside the process. the problem is the we have not thecially released republican name that they want nominated. hopefully we will get this done quickly and senator rockefeller has said this publicly that he wanted to expedite that. my view is that you do not have to pare them. it ink that if we can do such a way that
in washington to fill out questions for you. >> that is annoying. all right. >> one of the questions was about the chrome cast. this reporter says, you recently reviewed and recommended google's new chrome cast product. how will chrome cast change television viewing? >> we have to back up and explain what we are talking about because i don't think we can assume everyone knows what chrome cast is. general,industry in ,nd especially apple and google microsoft and a few other companies have been trying to change television. they have changed phones, they have changed the music industry. they have changed lots of things, but television has been a hard nut to crack. that frustrates these guys because they regard it as pretty backward. if you think about it, if you carry around one of these look at how these work and how yorkie works, try to go to the menu on your tv and change something, it is really quite privative. if it hase tv is new, so-called smart tv for nationality. so the technology guys have been trying to reinvent tv. there arem is that two problems. the biggest problem is that you can b
.b.i. headquarters in washington. host: our guest with us until 9:00 to talk about the whitey bulger case and what happened to the jury now in the decision-making phase. if you have questions for him, ---- what call, 202-58 has been the approach of the prosecution and the defense? guest: the prosecution has been matter of fact about this. it has laid out what amounts to a mountain of evidence. this prile trial has been going on for over 20 two months, and the prosecution has spent three-quarters of the time. the defense is much shorter. the defense went for a week. the prosecution just ran it out, murder after murder, victim after victim. there was a steady parade of killers, thugs, and drug thank dealers, all of whom who had cut deals with the cost to testify against whitey bulger. that becomes the defense claim. the defense says you can't trust anything of these guys. the defense says they are all killers, thugs, and drug dealers, and you can't believe anything they say. so in closing arguments the other day, i think it was very noticeable a different approach. the government just laid it out an
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washington, d.c. to san francisco, at some point it's going to go over a land-based system. you don't, you know, you don't talk wirelessly all the way across the country. you connect into a celling tower, and then it goes -- so the wire line system, all of the wires not just into the home, but the wired system is very important. it is the backbone, it's critically important. the other thing you mentioned before is there is this big transition going on now. you mentioned wireless. and it is huge. and if you look at the numbers, clearly, you see the big trend lines, but also there's the ip transition as well, the internet protocol transition, where a lot of the phone companies, the incumbent carriers, they're saying, look, we're going over -- we're getting away from the traditional copper wire, the tradition alltel phony that we think of that has been regulated the same way for decades. we need to have a new generation of regulation which, basically, what they would like to say is no regulation or very little, very light regulation. so with your traditional phone like when we all grew up, li
. we need wireless. there is no doubt. if you have a cell phone in a call from washington d.c. to san francisco at some point it's going to go over a land-based system. you don't talk wirelessly all across the country. it's happened to it cell tower. wires not just into the home but the wire system is the back on that is criticallcriticall y important. the other thing you mentioned before is there is this big transition going on now. you mentioned wireless and it is huge. if you look at the numbers clearly you see the trend lines but also there is the ip transition as well, the internet protocol transition where a lot of the incumbent carriers are saying what clear getting away from the traditional copper wire , the traditional telephony that we think of has been regulated as family for decades. we need a new generation of regulation which basically what they would like to see is no regulation or very little or very light regulation. so with your traditional phone like when we all grew up in arkansas but didn't realize it at the time but southwestern bell was my local carrier. they ha
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